Thursday, March 10, 2005

Porn hypocrisy in parliament of whores? Whodathunkit?

UPDATE: Their report is nothing to write home about, it appears. Just a hit piece on Republicans and two token Democrats, using a convoluted argument to try to make a charge of hypocrisy stick.

Typical.


This is a liberal organization, so I'm not sure many Democrats or liberals will be included among the raft of hypocrites they will out, but all the same, their report should be interesting.

CREW TO RELEASE NEW REPORT THURSDAY ON CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS AND PORNOGRAPHY

Media Advisory
CONTACT: Naomi Seligman
202.588.5565

News Conference, March 10, 11:00 am to Release:

Addicted to Porn: How Members of Congress Benefit from Pornography

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) will release its new report, Addicted to Porn: How Members of Congress Benefit from Pornography at a news conference on Thursday, March 10 at 11:00 am at 11 Dupont Circle, Second Floor Conference Room.
CREW’s report details Members of Congress who publicly rail against the evils of pornography but accept political contributions from corporations and their executives who make money on pornography. Addicted to Porn lists members’ contributions by name and corporation from the 2002 through the 2004 political cycles. The report also includes quotes from members decrying pornography and indecency.

“Hypocritical does not begin to describe Members of Congress who vilify pornography, call for decency standards and then turn around and fill their campaign coffers with contributions from corporations and executives profiting from pornography,” Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said today. “Our report, Addicted to Porn, will expose those Congressional members that choose to accept contributions from sources that profit from the very material they are railing against.”

Frederick Lane, the author of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber-age will also discuss how mainstream corporations benefit from pornography ventures.

WHO: Melanie Sloan, Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW

Frederick Lane, author of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the \Cyber Age

WHAT: News Conference to release Addicted to Pornography: How Members of Congress Benefit from Pornography

WHERE: 11 Dupont Circle, Second Floor Conference Room

WHEN: 11:00 am, Thursday, March 10, 2005

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit, progressive legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions.

Oh, and I just called CREW's Naomi Seligman, she "always" opens her press conferences to bloggers. Good to know, especially since they're right on top of the DuPont Metro stop and hence quite convenient for local bloggers to bop on down.

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